Our Fire Station is a Designated Cooling Station in Jerome!
Jerome FD Station is open to the public as a cooling station. If you do not have a cool environment, consider spending some time at the Jerome FD in our meeting area upstairs. It is typically no warmer than 74 degrees, even though we use an evaporative cooler. We have cold water, Satellite TV & Netflix! There’s no reason not to be as comfortable as possible. If you have no transportation, just give us a call at the station, 928-649-3034 or phone the Fire Chief. Everyone in Jerome has Rusty’s cell phone number!
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
Yavapai County Valleys and Basins – Mon Jul 23 2018
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 8 PM MST WEDNESDAY…
* TEMPERATURE…High temperatures 105 to 113 with lows 75 to 85.
* IMPACTS…High to extreme risk of heat related illness for those working or participating in outdoor activities or those without access to adequate air conditioning.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room if possible…stay out of the sun…and check up on relatives and neighbors.
More weather updates at: http://www.weather.gov/fgz/
Some things to know that will help you get through the heat safely:
Know the signs of heat illness
According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the path to a life-threatening heat stroke follows a series of steps, with several warning signs along the way.
- Thirsty: Being thirsty signals that you’re already starting to get dehydrated. As soon as you get thirsty, make it a point to drink some water and get out of the heat.
- Heat cramps: Cramping, pain and spams in your abdominal muscles and legs signals that you losing too much water and salt. Drink water and get inside.
- Heat exhaustion: Signs you are entering dangerous territory include “cool, moist, pale, flushed or red skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; and exhaustion.” However, your body temperature will be near normal. With these symptoms, get inside right away, loosen or remove tight clothing, spray or wet clothes, and drink half a glass of cool water every 15 minutes until you improve.
- Heat stroke: During heat stroke, your temperature spikes and can damage your brain and internal organs. Other signs include “hot, red and dry skin; the absence of sweating, fatigue, muscle cramps, changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; and rapid, shallow breathing.” At this point, call 9-1-1 immediately.